I had used some maps to clearly understand where Bellevue was in Washington and learned that it was in the county of King. I had the links I had received in my comments to pursue. I was ready to close the page, but since it was still open, why not run one more search with the word Seil. I might have received William's brother Kenneth. after using that search word with the others. Which I will save for later.
Then I thought Well why not run the word Titantic. If Bill resided there and was even a journalist, would not the paper introduce him as the author he was.
My first strike was not bad for a first strike. It was actually about the fact that six passengers aboard the Titantic were from King county Washington. ahhh, Now doesn't that help explain why William Seil of Bellevue Washington might know a lot about the ship in order to maintain a novel which takes place on the ship. He maybe knew someone who knew someone, etc and did an investigation.
The ship sank about ten / eleven days ago of this month in the year 1912. Sadly it took with them so many undeserving passengers who could find no room for them in a Rescue boats.
Men gallantly let the woman and children go.
Those six families the article states:
-William Harbeck, Seattle resident, moving picture producer and cameraman, was on the Titanic as its official filmmaker. He had filmed the progress of Seattle’s regrading project on Denny Hill, as well as the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.Okay, Okay , these are not clues to his family history. If I have identified his family according to the fact that he might have been born in Washington, his father is Adam E. Seil and his mother Elinor. Luckily I have contacted someone at Ancestry who seems to be well acquainted with Seil of Washington state. They are checking to see if any of the family wrote a book.
-Hugh R. Rood lived in Seattle and served as Vice President and General Manager of the Pacific Creosoting Company, a firm that creosoted pilings to protect them from shipworms
-Herman Klaber was a King County businessman known as the “hop king” because he operated the largest hop business in America, providing the main ingredient for beer.
-The Brown family, including Thomas Solomon William Brown, a real estate investor in Cape Town, South Africa, his wife Elizabeth Catherine Brown, and daughter Edith Eileen Brown. They were traveling to Seattle to visit a sister, Mrs. Josephine Acton, and possibly to live here..........................................................................................................................................
Elizabeth Brown and her daughter Edith were among those who got into lifeboats and were saved. After mother and daughter arrived in Seattle, Elizabeth Brown told her story to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter.
I have actually seen the book, I wish I had gotten it, I shall have to find the publishing date.
I must admit it is a tough task to begin with out a birth date at all. Only a location and then to find out they were a journalist in Illinois. He could actually be born anywhere. It is a wild goose chase based on assumptions at first.
I happened to see this list of passengers for the state of N. Jersey.This is evidently a valuable encyclopedia just for Titantica.
Just think of the stories or Novels that could be written.
What is your reaction after seeing the movie or reading a novel of survival of the tradegy.
What is your reaction after hearing some men survived? The last link states the problems resulted from having survived the ordeal.
To welcome home: